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Associate Degree Nursing – 2018 Day Program

(admission criteria subject to change)


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Please carefully review all information which has been provided. Upon graduation from the program, the student receives the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree. The associate degree program is fully approved by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). If you have questions regarding this information, contact the CVCC Department of Nursing at (828) 327-7000.

General Information

For general information related to the profession of nursing, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided by the US Bureau of Labor.

What is the class schedule/length for the ADN program?

CVCC currently offers an Associate Degree in Nursing program. Students participate in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience typically Monday through Friday. The ADN program consists of five semesters. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national licensure exam (NCLEX) for RNs. (The NC Board of Nursing will review the criminal background checks of each person applying for licensure. Applicants can be denied licensure based on this review.) Applicants may take the general education/related coursework for the ADN program prior to acceptance. Please note that taking these courses does not shorten the program length, but it does lighten one’s course load each semester after acceptance into the program.


College tuition is set by the North Carolina State Legislature and is subject to change. ADN students are required to purchase a variety of books, class uniforms, malpractice insurance, accident insurance, and other fees as set by the College. The approximate cost for the program is $6,500.00. (This figure is based upon current in-state tuition rates and reflects an approximate cost only.)

Financial Aid

All applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information about financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Criminal Background Check

Carefully read the information below regarding background checks, drug testing, and the result of a negative background check.

  • Clinical facilities will require students to undergo criminal background checks and/or drug testing.
  • The student will be required to pay fees associated with these screenings.
  • Clinical facilities may refuse access to clinical experiences based on the criminal background checks and/or drug testing.
  • If a clinical facility refuses to allow a student access to a clinical experience, the student will be unable to continue in the program.

Please see the catalog for more information about the Associate in General Education - Nursing, the Associate Degree in Nursing, and the Associate Degree in Nursing, Hickory, RIBN Articulation Agreement options for this curriculum.


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Benita Beard, Department Head
BSN, Lenoir-Rhyne University
MSN, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4336


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